Internet, E Mail and
Electronic Communication Policy
This policy is twenty-three (23) page in length, is compliant with all recent legislation (SOX, HIPAA, Patriot Act, and Sensitive information), and covers:
- Appropriate use of equipment
- Internet access
- Electronic Mail
- Retention of e-mail on personal systems
- E-mail and business records retention
- Copyrighted materials
- Banned activities
- Ownership of information
Included with the policy are forms that can be used to facilitate the implementation of the policy. Included are these ready to use forms:
- Internet & Electronic Communication Employee Acknowledgement (short form)
- E-Mail - Employee Acknowledgement (short form)
- Internet Use Approval Form
- Internet Access Request Form
- Security Access Application Form
The WORD template uses the latest CSS style sheet and can easily be modified to conform to the style used in your enterprise policy manual.
Latest Policy News
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CIO and IT Manager Management NewsMay 2nd, 2013
CIO and IT Manager Management News
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- Unmanaged administrarive right pose a security and compliance risk
- Almost 80% have DR plans in place - But
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- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Testing Options
- Cybercrime is on the rise
- Disaster Recovery is for more than major events
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- Data breaches impact more uses in 2011 according to analysis of data
- Disaster Recovery for mid-sized businesses
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- Social Networking Policy
- Disaster Planning budget discussion
- Disaster planning state of the art solutions
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- Mobile devices put a strain on help desk staff
- Meeting productivity improvement
- Labor Force Participation Rate at Lowest Level in over 40 Years
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- EU Proposes New Security Requirements
- Proposed new manadated compliance for executive and CIO compensation
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Influenza A(H7N9) virusApril 17th, 2013
The World Health Organization has published a risk assessment of the Influenza A(H7N9) virus which has killed a number of people in China.more info
Workforce mobility a productivity issue for CIOsMarch 29th, 2013
Part of the CIO's job is to support maximum productivity by choosing appropriate infrastructure for laptops and other devices to meet the individualized needs of mobile employees. But IT leaders also must support the mobile infrastructure in a way that is designed to minimize costs, simplify administration efforts, protect against mobile-specific threats, and ensure security. Key enablers of the mobile workforce include the following:
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- Outstanding security and network accessibility
- Simple, intuitive systems and data management tools
- A streamlined process for backing up critical data
- Smooth transitions when changing hardware or software
Mobile device usage improves productivityMarch 12th, 2013
Today's most productive employees are not tied to a desk, an office, or a location. They are mobile. And your companys IT strategy has to be ready to support them with easy, reliable, 24/7 access to the business information they need, from anywhere in the world, across a broad range of communication devices.
Mobile contentmanagement increases user productivity, ramps up customer engagement, enhances customer service, maximizes collaboration and drives more effective business decision-making.- more info
CIO concerns when creating business continuity plansMarch 1st, 2013
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Disaster Planning budget discussionFebruary 15th, 2013
Points that need to be included in any discussion of disaster planning budgets:
- There's nothing more important to the business than its data
- The DR investment protects the enterprise from everyday disruptions
- Is the current DR plan in compliance with new privacy laws
- Stakeholders won't invest in the business without a DR plan
- A weather disaster could be heading to your enterprise's way
- It's not a matter of if, but when an IT catastrophe will strike
- New DR advances make it more affordable than you think
- Outsourcing DR can save you time and money
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) template can be used by any size enterprise. The template and supporting material have been updated to be Sarbanes-Oxley compliant. The Disaster Recovery Planning Documentation comes as a Word document with electronic forms.- more info
The cloud defined - public versus privateFebruary 5th, 2013
The cloud can mean many things; it can refer to applications and platforms that are delivered online, or infrastructure services such as data storage and server processing using remote data centers. Cloud services can be provided and delivered remotely as public clouds by vendors such as Amazon or Microsoft, or private clouds where the resources are created, deployed, managed and controlled in-house. Technologies that exploit the cloud are becoming increasingly important, providing tools and platforms for rapid web-based application development, distributed network infrastructures and secure offsite data storage.
According to a North America cloud survey, over a third of companies (36%) in the U.S. report using a public cloud for data protection or applications, and in Canada, 28% do the same. Many businesses lack the internal resources (for example, remote sites, equipment and staff) to meet demanding service-level agreements (SLAs) for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). Therefore, online cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers can be used as an often lower-cost option than recruiting and retaining such skilled workers, as well as incurring large capital expenditures, and can provide services to meet SLAs. Often, organizations do not have their own remote facilities for DR, and renting remote resources from cloud vendors is a cost-effective alternative option. Cloud services can help where there are limited capital expense budgets, by transferring costs to annual operating expenditure that can be managed and only paid for as required or consumed, in a pay-per-use model.- more info
BYOD ReadingsJanuary 17th, 2013
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Improved infrastructure imroves productivityJanuary 16th, 2013
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